Friday, March 20, 2009

Making Dimensional Paint Rubbing Plates Free Tutorial by Terri Stegmiller of StegArt and 3 Creative Studios

Ever wonder how to create a rubbing plate? Well, Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating rubbing plates that I hope you will enjoy.





Rubbing Plates - Making Dimensional Paint Rubbing Plates

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 


Here's what Terri had to say about her rubber plate tutorial: What's a rubbing plate? A rubbing p.late is a tool used to create a layer of pattern and texture on fabric or paper. Rubbing plates come in a wide variety of materials and will either have an etched surface or a raised design.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use:Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Folder-Folio Free Tutorial by Terri Stegmiller of StegArt and 3 Creative Studios

I thought you'd like to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website on creating a folder-folio that I hope you will enjoy.




Folder-Folio

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller


Here's what Terri had to say about her folder-folio tutorial: This folder is a great carry along item to have if you need to take some paperwork or other important papers to a meeting or appointment. The addition of a notepad creates and even more versatile folder in case you need to take notes.


Please respect Terri's Terms of Use:Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Cup Of Tea! How-To Tea Stain A Teddy Bear's Collar by Paula Carter of All Bear By Paula Carter

I thought you'd like to know that Paula Carter of Bearing All blog has a wonderful how-to on tea staining a teddy bear's collar.


Cup Of Tea!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .


Please respect Paula's TERMS OF USE: All rights reserved, including photocopying, downloading, reprinting, mass duplication, and all other forms of reproduction or commercial application, website sharing, Email, or any other means of redistribution. For your personal use only. Any other use is prohibited without the written permission of Paula Carter.

Paula's Bio: Paula is an award winning teddy bear artist and designer whose bears have been published in several magazines. She has been creating teddy bears for more than a decade. All of Paula's teddy bears are unique, hand crafted to exacting standards and designed for adult collectors.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .

Please visit Paula's All Bear by Paula Carter website, her Bearing All blog - http://allbear.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Simple Patchwork Pumpkins Tutorial From Rachael of Rachael Rabbit

I thought you might all like to know that Rachael of Rachael Rabbit and Rachael Rabbit Blog has created a wonderful FREE tutorial for creating simple patchwork pumpkins on her blog.


Tutorial: Simple Patchwork Pumpkins

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Rachael of Rachael Rabbit


Here's what Rachael had to say about her simple patchwork pumpkins tutorial:I really love pumpkins and when the Halloween season comes along I squeak like an over excited toddler when ever I see a pumpkin patch. Each year I have been here (did I mention it is 5 now!) I have insisted on carving pumpkins. When we were little no one celebrated Halloween in the UK - in fact if someone did ring your doorbell you didn't answer it for fear of having eggs thrown at you or something horrible like that. So the discovery of dressing up, stupid amounts of candy, tacky decorations (our front lawn was so nearly decorated in polystyrene tombstones last year - until I realized ... at the check out ... tombstones in hand ... that it might lead to divorce) and of course - pumpkins!!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Rachael of Rachael Rabbit .

You can visit her Rachael Rabbit blog online at http://rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com/. You can also visit her Rachael Rabbit shop at http://www.rachaelrabbit.com/index.html.

Circle Stitching Free How-To Tutorial by Terri Stegmiller of StegArt and 3 Creative Studios

Have you ever tried to sew a perfect circle? Well, Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website to show you how. I hope you enjoy Terri's tutorial.



Circle Stitching Tutorial

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller


Here's what Terri had to say about her circle stitching tutorial: Sewing a perfect circle can be challenging.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Putting It All Together! Assembling A Teddy Bear Free Tutorial by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter

If you love to make teddy bears and would love to learn how-to assemble a teddy bear then read Paula Carter's tutorial that she posted on her Bearing All blog.


Putting It All Together!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .


Please respect Paula's TERMS OF USE: All rights reserved, including photocopying, downloading, reprinting, mass duplication, and all other forms of reproduction or commercial application, website sharing, Email, or any other means of redistribution. For your personal use only. Any other use is prohibited without the written permission of Paula Carter.

Paula's Bio: Paula is an award winning teddy bear artist and designer whose bears have been published in several magazines. She has been creating teddy bears for more than a decade. All of Paula's teddy bears are unique, hand crafted to exacting standards and designed for adult collectors.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .

Please visit Paula's All Bear by Paula Carter website, her Bearing All blog - http://allbear.blogspot.com/.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sweet Doll Ornament Free Tutorial by Terri Stegmiller of StegArt and 3 Creative Studios

I thought you'd like to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial and pattern on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating a sweet doll ornament. I hope you enjoy Terri's tutorial and doll pattern.





Sweet Doll Ornament

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller

Here's what Terri had to say about her Sweet Doll Ornaments tutorial: A few years ago I saw a scene in a magazine with a Christmas tree. On the tree were some adorable dolls and I fell in love with them so I developed the following pattern so that I could have some great doll ornaments own my own tree.


Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time we cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on the Two Creative Studios website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Simple Hot Water Bottle Cover #1 Tutorial From Rachael of Rachael Rabbit

I thought you might all like to know that Rachael of Rachael Rabbit and Rachael Rabbit Blog has created a wonderful FREE tutorial for creating a simple pillowcase on her blog.


Tutorial: Simple Hot Water Bottle Cover #1

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Rachael of Rachael Rabbit


Here's what Rachael had to say about her hot water bottle cover #1 tutorial:
Last year, towards the end of winter, my trusty hot water bottle gave in and developed something of a fatal leak. I'm rather partial to a nice hot water bottle - especially for thawing icy toes or to soothe that tummy ache that won't go away.

Imagine my horror when I tried to shop for a new hot water bottle in NY and was met with many confused looks. To begin with asking for 'a hot water bottle' in my quiet English accent only confirmed (apparently) that I speak a foreign language - once I had entered into a detailed description of what a hot water bottle was - the shop assistants just led me to those air activated heat patches!

So during my recent trip back home to the UK my mother was very kind and gave me her spare hot water bottle. It turns out I'm quite fussy about hot water bottles (sorry Mummy!) I only like the traditional rubber sort. On an afternoon wander we popped into Superdrug ... where I found some small (1L) rubber hot water bottles ... I couldn't resist and purchased three thinking about the perfect stocking stuffers I would now be able to create.

So here is my first tutorial/idea of how to make a simple hot water bottle cover from a old felted sweater.


Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Rachael of Rachael Rabbit .

You can visit her Rachael Rabbit blog online at http://rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com/. You can also visit her Rachael Rabbit shop at http://www.rachaelrabbit.com/index.html.

Ahead By A Nose! How-To Embroider A Teddy Bear's Nose Free Tutorial by Paula Carter of All Bear By Paula Carter

If you love to make teddy bears and would love to learn how-to embroider a teddy bear's nose then read Paula Carter's tutorial that she posted on her Bearing All blog.


Ahead By A Nose!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .


Please respect Paula's TERMS OF USE: All rights reserved, including photocopying, downloading, reprinting, mass duplication, and all other forms of reproduction or commercial application, website sharing, Email, or any other means of redistribution. For your personal use only. Any other use is prohibited without the written permission of Paula Carter.

Paula's Bio: Paula is an award winning teddy bear artist and designer whose bears have been published in several magazines. She has been creating teddy bears for more than a decade. All of Paula's teddy bears are unique, hand crafted to exacting standards and designed for adult collectors.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .

Please visit Paula's All Bear by Paula Carter website, her Bearing All blog - http://allbear.blogspot.com/.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Head First! How To Attach A Teddy Bear Head Free Tutorial by Paula Carter of All Bear By Paula Carter

If you love to make teddy bears and would love to learn how-to attach a Teddy Bear's head then read Paula Carter's tutorial that she posted on her Bearing All blog.


Head First!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .


Please respect Paula's TERMS OF USE: All rights reserved, including photocopying, downloading, reprinting, mass duplication, and all other forms of reproduction or commercial application, website sharing, Email, or any other means of redistribution. For your personal use only. Any other use is prohibited without the written permission of Paula Carter.

Paula's Bio: Paula is an award winning teddy bear artist and designer whose bears have been published in several magazines. She has been creating teddy bears for more than a decade. All of Paula's teddy bears are unique, hand crafted to exacting standards and designed for adult collectors.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .

Please visit Paula's All Bear by Paula Carter website, her Bearing All blog - http://allbear.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Twin Hearts Door Stopper Free Tutorial From Julia Camilleri of Julia's Place Blog

I just love creative embroidery and crazy quilted creations and love to learn how to create such astonishing creations - especially when the tutorials are from a master of creative embroidery. You'll be pleased to know that Julia Camilleri of "Julia's Place" blog has once again graciously agreed to let us post another one of her fabulous tutorials. I hope you enjoy Julia's Twin Hearts Door Stopper tutorial.



Twin Hearts Door Stopper...Free Tutorial

You must be tired of looking at my quilts by now...here's a little door stopper for you to make.
Makes a great gift with Christmas coming up fast.
I also have one on my dining room french door, and believe me it has saved the glass from breaking many times...when I open the front door and a gust of wind catches the dining room door, slamming it shut!
Sorry the picture is a bit blurred...enjoy.


To see the pattern better... Click on this picture, and it will come up really big,

FINISHED SIZE: 25cm x 15cm (10in x 6in)

Stitches Used: Stem stitch rose, Ribbon stitch buds, Lazy daisy stitch, Featherstitch, French knots, straight stitch, Ladder-stitch

Requirements: 20cm Dusty Pink Pinwale Cord Fabric
20cm Pellon
1 metre Dusty Pink about 1cm wide Double Sided Satin Ribbon
Small amount of Polyester filling
Pencil
Template plastic
15mm Button
No. 20 Chenille needle for the ribbon work
No. 8 Crewel needle for the thread work
No. 8 Straw needle for the French knots
BUCILLA Silk Ribbon: 1 card each of 7mm Blue(600), Light Pink(544) and Cream (501)
DMC Embroidery Floss: 1 Skein each of Green 319 and Gold
Sewing thread to match fabric
General machine and hand sewing requirements

Please read all the instructions carefully before commencing

CUTTING: Make a template of the twin hearts from the design out of the template plastic.
sorry, I can't post the actual size up here, but you may be able to judge the size by the finished measurements and draw a template up your self

From the fabric, cut out two twin heart shapes, one being for the front and one for the back.
Use the pencil to mark in the main flower placements by dotting the spots where they are to go..... The rest is worked freehand.
I like to work freehand as much as possible...then there are no lines and marks to worry about covering

EMBROIDERY: Tack pellon onto the back of the twin hearts to be embroidered.
Stem stitch Roses: Place the 15mm button on the flower placement marks and draw around button with pencil.
Thread the chenille needle with the Blue 7mm silk ribbon and stem stitch in the rose, working from the outside in towards the centre.

Branch out with the same ribbon and ribbon stitch in a group of three buds. Refer to coloured photo.
Work the other stem stitch roses in the same manner using the Pink 7 mm ribbon and the Cream 7mm ribbon also adding buds as before.
Connect the buds to the roses by working a straight stitch in each bud and a fly stitch with an extended holding stitch to form the stem of the bud. Work in a few lazy daisy leaves among the buds and the roses.

To highlight the embroidery. With one strand of the Green DMC (319) thread, work in the featherstitch as shown in picture, then with one strand of the Gold floss add a two wrap French knot to tips of the featherstitch.

TO MAKE UP THE DOORSTOPPER
Cut the satin ribbon in half.
Fold one piece in half and pin the folded end in place at the side of the heart as marked on the design sheet. Refer to photo
Stitch in place to secure. Repeat the same for the other side.
Use small safety pins to pin the ribbons in out of the way so they don’t get caught up in the stitching when sewing the hearts together.
Lay the embroidered piece on the table right side up, place the back piece on top right sides together.
With matching thread, machine stitch a ¼ inch seam right around the outside of the twin heart shape, leaving the two openings as marked on the design sheet.
Clip around the curves and turn the piece through one of the openings to the right side.
Remove the safety pins and with a blunt object carefully poke out the heart points.
With matching thread, machine stitch in the dividing curved line between the two hearts as shown on the design sheet
Refer to the photo
Stuff the twin hearts with polyester fill to a nice rounded shape and ladder-stitch the two openings close.

The twin heart doorstopper is now ready to go on your door.
Tie the doorstopper onto both doorknobs with a pretty bow.
A lovely decorator piece.

Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri for her "Julia's Place" Blog.


Please respect Julia's Terms Of Use:
Items made from Julia's tutorials are for personal use only. You may make an item for yourself or as a gift, but items made may not be sold either for small personal profit or commercially. Julia's tutorials cannot be copied, reprinted, emailed, or distributed in any manner without Julia's written permission.

Julia's Bio - Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery, handbags, quilts, and all things Victorian. She has been published many time and in many magazines.

Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri on her "Julia's Place" Blog - http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/. For more crafting tips and techniques visit Julia's "Julia's Place" blog. Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, ribbon embroidery, and all things Victorian.  For more pictures of Julia's creations please visit Julia's Flickr site - https://www.flickr.com/photos/36613380@N00.

Faux Batik Fabric Tutorial by Terri Stegmiller of StegArt and 3 Creative Studios

I thought you'd like to know that Terri Stegmiller of has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website on creating faux batik fabric that I hope you will enjoy.




Faux Batik Fabric

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 


Here's what Terri had to say about her faux batik fabric tutorial: Have you always loved the look of traditional batik fabric but thought it was too complex and messy to do? Well, I'm going to show you a technique that will let you create a unique piece of fabric that looks like real batik.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use:Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!
Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Eye, Eye! How-To Insert Teddy Bear Eyes Free Tutorial by Paula Carter of All Bear By Paula Carter

If you love to make teddy bears and would love to learn how-to insert teddy bear eyes then read Paula Carter's tutorial that she posted on her Bearing All blog.


Eye, Eye!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .


Here's what Paula had to say about her "Eye, Eye!" tutorial: It has been said the eyes are the windows of the soul and of course, this is true for bears too! A teddy bear's eyes help create his personality, so making the right choice of eye for a new design is vital.

Please respect Paula's TERMS OF USE: All rights reserved, including photocopying, downloading, reprinting, mass duplication, and all other forms of reproduction or commercial application, website sharing, Email, or any other means of redistribution. For your personal use only. Any other use is prohibited without the written permission of Paula Carter.

Paula's Bio: Paula is an award winning teddy bear artist and designer whose bears have been published in several magazines. She has been creating teddy bears for more than a decade. All of Paula's teddy bears are unique, hand crafted to exacting standards and designed for adult collectors.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .

Please visit Paula's All Bear by Paula Carter website, her Bearing All blog - http://allbear.blogspot.com/.

Business Card Case Free Tutorial by Terri Stegmiller of StegArt and 3 Creative Studios

Ever wonder how to make a mixed media business card case? Well, Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating a mixed media business card case. I hope you enjoy Terri's tutorial.




Business Card Case

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 


Here's what Terri had to say about her business card case tutorial: These days, just about everyone carries business cards with them to have ready to give to friends and business associates. Here's a creative way to keep them stored in your purse or your briefcase or whatever you may carry around with you.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time we cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on the Two Creative Studios website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Bluebirds Sewing Caddy Free Tutorial From Julia Camilleri of Julia's Place Blog

I just love creative embroidery and crazy quilted creations and love to learn how to create such astonishing creations - especially when the tutorials are from a master of creative embroidery. You'll be pleased to know that Julia Camilleri of "Julia's Place" blog has once again graciously agreed to let us post another one of her fabulous tutorials. I hope you enjoy Julia's Petal Bluebirds Sewing Caddy tutorial.


Bluebirds Sewing Caddy...my gift to you!


It's Friday here in Australia...enjoy my birthday gift to you!

BLUEBIRDS ARMCHAIR CADDY
Caddy Size: 61cm x 31cm (24in x 12in)

Stitches Used: Straight stitch, Stem stitch, Lazy Daisy stitch,

Cutting: From the main fabric cut :
2 (24in x 12in) 61cm x 31cm pieces being for front and lining
Matching ric-rac for front stitchery

From Calico cut:
1 (15in x 12in) 43cm x 31cm for the large pocket
1 (16in x 12in) 41cm x 31cm for the twin underneath pocket piece
1 (10in x 12in) 28cm x 31cm for the Triple pocket piece
1 (6 ½ in x 10 ½ in) 16.5cm x 27cm for the Pincushion
1 (6" x7") for the front stitchery

From the Pellon cut: 1 (24in x 12in) 61cm x 31cm for top Front Piece
1 (7 ½ in x 12in) 22cm x 31cm for large pocket
1 (4in x 12in) 10cm x 31cm for twin pocket piece
1 (5in x 12in) 13cm x 31cm for triple pocket piece
1 (6" x 7") for front stitchery

Please read the preparation and making up instructions carefully before commencing...♥
PREPARATION: Using a marker and ruler, mark in Horizontal lines 2" apart down the length of the front fabric piece
Tack or pin Pellon onto the back of this piece and machine stitch Pellon and fabric together down the marked lines with matching thread....set aside.

I hope that by double clicking on the design transfer picture it will come up to actual size for you to print off...if not you may need to enlarge it a little...



Trace the Bluebirds onto the front fabric stitchery piece, back with Pellon... and embroider with your choice of threads...refer to pic for inspiration..
Attach the bluebird stitchery to the right hand side of the front piece by stitching around the stitchery, and finish off with your choice of ric-rac around the outside edge.

Keeping in mind that the 12 inches is the width, fold pocket pieces in half and press.
Keeping in mind that the fold line is the top of pocket, position the pattern sheet under one half of each pocket piece.



With a sharp HB pencil transfer the design outline of the letters, scissor and heart shape onto the fabric.
Place the heart on the triple pocket in the centre of fabric, position the scissor shape to the right leaving enough allowance at the side for seams, the button letters to the left also leaving room at the side for seams.


Using the fold line as a guide for the top of the pocket and making sure you have the designs the right way up, trace in The “I ♥ TO SEW” letters about 1½ inches down from the fold line.


Please refer to the pics for guidance...

Tack Pellon pieces onto the back of each corresponding pocket halves

I have embroidered a very simple stitchery with just a few lazy daisy flowers and leave....You may embroider in as little or as much as you like...

BUTTONS POCKET: Using one strand of DMC thread stem stitch the letters.

If you wish...Scatter and work in lasy daisy flowers and leaves among the letters.
HEART: With one strand of the DMC green thread, stem stitch the heart, again work in lazy daisy flowers and leaves to one side of the heart...trailing up and down.

SCISSOR POCKET: Stem stitch the scissor handle with one strand of Black DMC thread, then stem stitch the scissor blades with one strand of grey DMC thread.
Work in lazy daisy flowers and leaves around the scissors if you wish..

LOVE TO SEW POCKET: Using one strand of the black DMC thread stem stitch the letters.
Work in lazy daisy flowers and leaves up and down through the the heart



BLUEBIRDS SWAG: Trace off the bluebirds swag onto the large pocket piece..approximately 2" down from the fold line.
Embroider the design, ..It's best not to draw in the flowers and leaves, as you may not be able to cover up the pencil marks...embroider them in free hand..


This picture shows the outside and inside lining pieces of the caddy...



Place the "I ♥ to Sew "pocket in place on the inside lining piece of fabric...

First stitch down the "I ♥ to Sew" pocket down the middle to the lining..
Then place the Heart, scissor and buttons pocket on top....Fold back out of the way. the lining fabric so as not to catch in the stitching....stitch down the two seams on either side of the heart to the other pocket underneath...

Lay back down the the lining with pockets flat in place... see picture above.
Place the front outside piece flat on table, right side down. Lay the lining piece with pockets in place on top...lining up the raw edges together, trim off any excess... pin in place and stitch around the outside edge to hold in place....


Starting from the middle ..Mark and machine stitch three rows of stitches 2½ inches apart across the width in the middle ...this will be under where the pincushion will go.




PIN CUSHION: Fold the pincushion piece of fabric in half and stitch up the three sides leaving a small opening to turn through. Turn right side out and stuff with polyester fill, sew up the opening. Attach the pincushion to caddy with a button on each corner.
COTTON REEL HOLDERS: Cut two pieces of narrow ribbon 12 inches long, fold each piece in half and stitch down onto the caddy next to the pincushion... thread one half of the ribbon through the cotton reel and tie with a pretty bow... see pics..
Straighten and trim raw edges.
BINDING: Cut binding 2 1/2 inches wide , press in half lengthwise and sew onto right side of caddy; turn over to wrong side and hand stitch down to the back.
If you wish you can make ties out of left over main fabric and attach to front of caddy.


Your Bluebirds Armchair Caddy is now ready for you to use and enjoy. It is ideal to take small projects in when travelling...or place on your favourite armchair and have everything handy by your side...

All care and effort has been taken to ensure Pattern and instructions are as clear and easy to understand and follow as possible. ...if you have any questions please email me.

Enjoy...♥
The front bluebird design is a free download design from Needlecrafter
This caddy design is subject to copyright©... to make for your own personal use or for gifts...♥


Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri for her "Julia's Place" Blog.

Please respect Julia's Terms Of Use:
Items made from Julia's tutorials are for personal use only. You may make an item for yourself or as a gift, but items made may not be sold either for small personal profit or commercially. Julia's tutorials cannot be copied, reprinted, emailed, or distributed in any manner without Julia's written permission.

Julia's Bio - Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery, handbags, quilts, and all things Victorian. She has been published many time and in many magazines.

Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri on her "Julia's Place" Blog - http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/. For more crafting tips and techniques visit Julia's "Julia's Place" blog. Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, ribbon embroidery, and all things Victorian.  For more pictures of Julia's creations please visit Julia's Flickr site - https://www.flickr.com/photos/36613380@N00.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Calendar Holder Free Tutorial From Julia Camilleri of Julia's Place Blog

I just love creative embroidery and crazy quilted creations and love to learn how to create such astonishing creations - especially when the tutorials are from a master of creative embroidery. You'll be pleased to know that Julia Camilleri of "Julia's Place" blog has once again graciously agreed to let us post another one of her fabulous tutorials. I hope you enjoy Julia's Calendar Holder tutorial.


Calendar Holder Tutorial..for 2009 gifts

Nanette of Freda's Hive has inspired us all to start thinking about Christmas 2009 early, so that by the end of the year we will have gifts ready made and not have to stress so much..

Here is a great gift idea, I have made several and they have always been a great success..
The year is just beginning so why not make one for yourself first.. you are free to print this tutorial off for your own personal use....

♥...COUNTRY COTTAGE CALENDAR HOLDER ...♥

FINISHED SIZE 54cm x 37cm (21" x 14 ½ ")

MATERIALS:

70cm (28") Cream tone-on-tone fabric General machine and hand sewing requirements
Scrap prints suitable for the applique shapes

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
30cm (12") small check print for the binding Lead pencil or water erasable pen
30cm x 20 cm (12"x8") piece of the fusible webbing

Needles for embroidery and applique
60cm x 40cm (24"x16") wadding

Templastic
Black DMC No. 12 Cotton Perle

2 Old buttons for topiary trees
Decorative buttons of your choice

It is recommended fabrics be 100% cotton and prewashed
Cream thread for machine quilting and ironed.

¼ inch seams are included.

♥...Please read the instructions first before commencing...♥

The applique design will print out pretty much the exact size
You may want to enlarge the applique pieces a little or else use one of your own favourite applique designs , a stitchery is also a lovely alternative.. Below is one I did in ribbon embroidery...♥



You may like to measure your calendar to make sure it will fit or to make adjustments if need be.

CUTTING:
Cut 2 pieces 23in x 15in Cream tone-on-tone print for the background and backing.
2 Pieces 4in x 16in of background fabric for strip to hold the calendar
2 pieces of backing fabric 5in x 7in for sleeve pockets
From the binding fabric cut 2 pieces across the width of fabric 2 in wide.





PREPARATION: Don't forget to reverse the applique design if you want it facing this way...

All the applique pieces are the finished size, no seam allowance is required.
Trace the applique shapes from the pattern sheet onto the paper side of the fusible webbing. Roughly cut around each shape and iron them onto the wrong side of the selected fabrics. When they have cooled, cut out each one accurately on the line and remove the backing paper.

Using the photograph of the calendar holder as a guide, position all the applique shapes onto the background fabric. When you are satisfied with their positioning fuse them in place with a warm iron.
Using your preferred light source trace off the “Home Sweet Home” and the chimney smoke with a HB pencil or a water-erasable pen.
Alternatively write in the words and smoke freehand.

EMBROIDERY: Back stitch the letters and the smoke using black Cotton Perle thread.
Make sure to remove the pen marks with a wet cotton bud when all the stitching has been completed.
APPLIQUE: Using the Cotton Perle thread, blanket stitch around the applique shapes.

BACKING: Tape the backing fabric right side down on the table using masking tape. Ensure that there are no wrinkles in it and that it is taut but not stretched. Lay the wadding on top, and then place the calendar holder top on top right side up.
Pin or thread baste the three layers together.

QUILTING: Quilt either by hand or by machine. Stitch around the outside edge of the appliqued cottage. I then machine quilted the top with a free motion meandering design using the free-embroidery foot and dropping the feed dogs. I also machined over the lettering and the smoke.
SLEEVE POCKET: Fold the raw edges together lengthwise right sides in, sew up the two sides, turn right side out and press flat. Repeat for the other piece. Place the two pieces on the back with raw edges at the top of quilt leaving a small gap in the centre between the two pieces, pin in place and stitch across the top to hold.
CALENDAR HOLDER STRIP: Fold strips in half lengthwise right sides together, Stitch together along the raw edges to make a tube and then turn right side out and press flat, pressing the seam to the back.
Cut 1 piece of templastic 12in x 1 ½ in and place inside of one of the strips.
Pin the strip with the templastic in place onto the front of quilt under the lettering, 11 ½ in down from the top of the quilt, and pin the second strip 17 ½ in down from the top of the quilt, then stitch down to hold in place. To hold the strips more securely stitch them down again about ¾ inch in from the edge avoiding the plastic, just make sure that your calendar fits on the strip. Trim away the excess.

BINDING: Trim top and sides of quilt ensuring the edges are straight and the corners are square. Join the two lengths of binding fabric with a bias seam, trim it to a ¼ inch and press flat. Press the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and, beginning approximately halfway along one side on the front of the quilt, stitch the binding to the edge of the quilt with a ¼ inch seam, leaving a 4 inch tail at the start, and mitring each corner as you go.
To mitre the corners, stitch to within a ¼ inch of the corner, back stitch a few stitches and remove the quilt from the machine. Fold the binding up and away from the quilt, hold the corner in place and bring back down to line up with the raw edge of the next side.
Begin stitching from the top edge and continue to within a ¼ inch form the next corner. Repeat this process to mitre each corner. Stop sewing on the last side a few inches from where you began, lay the two ends of the binding along the edge and mark in their joining seam. Stitch it on the diagonal and trim the seam back to a ¼ inch, press open and flat and then finish stitching the binding to the quilt.
Turn the binding to the back and slip stitch in place. Slip stitch the bottom of the two pieces of the sleeve pockets to the back.

YO-YOS & BUTTONS: Trace the Yo-Yo template from the pattern sheet onto template plastic, trace 2 circles onto your chosen fabric for the treetops and cut out on the lines. Turn under a small seam allowance on each circle and stitch a running stitch around it. Then, pull up the threads carefully to gather up the Yo-Yo and secure with a few stitches to hold. Stitch the two Yo-Yos to the top of the trees.
Sew the two buttons onto the centre of the yo-yos and add any decorative buttons of your choice to the quilt.

Your COUNTRY COTTAGE CALENDAR HOLDER is now ready for your calendar.

To hang the calendar holder, just put a piece of flat wood to fit through the sleeve pockets and tie a piece of jute at the centre just long enough to hang up. Add a label to the back of your work with your name and the year.

Enjoy, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me....♥



Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri for her "Julia's Place" Blog.

Please respect Julia's Terms Of Use:
Items made from Julia's tutorials are for personal use only. You may make an item for yourself or as a gift, but items made may not be sold either for small personal profit or commercially. Julia's tutorials cannot be copied, reprinted, emailed, or distributed in any manner without Julia's written permission.

Julia's Bio - Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery, handbags, quilts, and all things Victorian. She has been published many time and in many magazines.

Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri on her "Julia's Place" Blog - http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/. For more crafting tips and techniques visit Julia's "Julia's Place" blog. Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, ribbon embroidery, and all things Victorian.  For more pictures of Julia's creations please visit Julia's Flickr site - https://www.flickr.com/photos/36613380@N00.

Hubble Bubble! How To Color Bear Pads FreeTutorial by Paula Carter

If you love to make teddy bears and would love to learn a few tricks from a master then you're going to love Paula Carter's tutorials that she posted on her Bearing All blog. The best way to learn is to learn from an exceptional teddy bear artist and Paula Carter is an extraordinary teddy bear artist. I hope you enjoy Paula's tutorial on dyeing teddy bear pads.



Hubble Bubble!

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .


Here's what Paula had to say about dyeing a teddy bear's pads: As I couldn't make my mind up about which colour to use for my latest show bear's paw pads, I decided to create a little hocus pocus in my kitchen ... (bear with me, this post will come clear I promise!)

Please respect Paula's TERMS OF USE: All rights reserved, including photocopying, downloading, reprinting, mass duplication, and all other forms of reproduction or commercial application, website sharing, Email, or any other means of redistribution. For your personal use only. Any other use is prohibited without the written permission of Paula Carter.

Paula's Bio: Paula is an award winning teddy bear artist and designer whose bears have been published in several magazines. She has been creating teddy bears for more than a decade. All of Paula's teddy bears are unique, hand crafted to exacting standards and designed for adult collectors.

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Paula Carter of All Bear by Paula Carter .

Please visit Paula's All Bear by Paula Carter website, her Bearing All blog - http://allbear.blogspot.com/.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Journal Cover Free Tutorial by Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

I thought you'd like to know that Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has written another wonderful tutorial on making a journal cover. I hope you enjoy Ros's tutorial.


Journal Cover Tutorial

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her journal cover: I have made my journal cover to fit an A5 art diary which is 6.25 inches wide, and 8.25 inches long. If your journal differs from these measurements, the method of construction will remain the same, but you will need to alter the measurements to fit.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog - https://bloomandblossom.blogspot.com/ and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream - https://www.flickr.com/photos/bloomandblossom/

Pillowcase Free Tutorial by Chris Daly of Shady Grove Studios

I thought you'd like to know that Chris of Shady Grove Studios and Greetings From The Shady Grove blog has written a terrific tutorial on showing you how to make a pillowcase. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.


Pillowcase Tutorial




This tutorial is for a standard pillowcase. Larger sizes options are at the end of this post. All of your fabrics should be a minimum of 42" wide. Be sure to remove selvage edges. To make this pillowcase you need cut the following sizes of fabric:

Main Body: 27" (3/4 yard) x 42"
Piping/Trim: 1-5/8" x 42"
Cuff: 12" x 42"

Fold piping in half wrong sides together. Iron. You should now have a narrow strip of trim.



Layer fabrics on flat surface so that the raw edges meet:
12" Cuff fabric right side up
trim folded and pressed
27" Main body right side down
-Pin in place along the 42" width and stitch along the 4 raw edges to join the 3 pieces of fabric together with a seam 3/8" of an inch wide.
-Now roll up the main body fabric so it will fit inside the cuff.



-Wrap the 12" wide cuff fabric around the rolled up main body fabric so the right side faces in and the wrong side faces out.
- Pin raw edges together.
-Stitch raw edges together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Now for the fun part. Reach inside the cuff and pull out the main body fabric. As you do this it will turn the cuff so that all your stitches are now hidden inside the cuff. Press cuff flat.



- To assemble the rest of the pillowcase you will be using a french seam. Fold your pillowcase in half WRONG SIDES together.
- Press and pin starting where raw edges of the cuff join together then all along the raw edges.
- Stitch together with a 1/4" seam that continues around the 90 degree turn.
- Your pillowcase should now be closed on 3 sides.
- Clip inside corners of the main fabric to avoid excess bulk.



- Turn pillowcase inside out so that the right sides are now facing together. Press
-Sew a 1/2" seam along the same sides you just stitched closed again starting at the cuff. This 1/2" seam will enclose your last seam so that no raw edges show.



-Turn the pillowcase right side out to reveal completed pillow case.



To make a king or queen pillowcase substitute the 3/4 yard fabric as follows:
Queen: 32"x 42"
King: 41"x 42"

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Chris Daly of Shady Grove Studios.

Please respect Chris's TERMS OF USE: Please do not copy my tutorial, photos or my art work with out my written permission.

Chris's Bio: I would like to welcome to you to Shady Grove Studios. My work revolves around my two loves, fiber art and stained glass. My home and studio are located in a shady grove in rural Southwestern Wisconsin. It is a truly magical place to live. The beauty of nature is my inspiration and the springboard for my creativity.

I have been sewing and working in the needle arts for as long as I can remember. My husband and I took up stained glass in the early 90’s. When we moved to our current location I was unable to set up my stained glass studio right away. I took up quilting and sewing to fill the void. It didn't take long to fall in love with the different fabrics. Often I had a hard time finding the fabric colors I wanted to work with so I learned to hand dye fabric. I fell in love with the results.

I have combined these skills to make my quilt block jewelry. I started making quilt block jewelry in the summer of 2007. A friend of mine that owns a quilt retreat inspired the idea. She hired me to make charms containing photographs of sisters that attend her retreat annually. The idea evolved from there.

Most of the fabric used to create the jewelry are hand dyed. Many of the fabrics are my own. Turn the jewelry over and you can see the foundation piecing on the back.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Chris Daly of Shady Grove Studios.

Please visit Chris's Shady Grove Studios Etsy shoppe and her Greetings From The Shady Grove blog - http://shadygrovestudios.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Monkenottukhamun Free Pattern From Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I thought you might all like to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties  has another wonderful pattern to share. I just love Lisa's creations and "Monkenottukhamun" is just too adorable for words!


FREE Pattern for Monkenottukhamun

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Click on picture above to enlarge.


Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about Monkenottukhamun:  So here's his official "story." Because if you know anything about me, all of my softies have to have a "story." Meet King Monkenottukhamun, pronounced monkey-not-too-common, (meaning you don't see mummified monkey pharaohs rising from the dead to carry out a curse for disturbing his tomb). This little guy is just in time for Halloween. Maybe he can pick up some treats while carrying out his curse or something. I mean, what could make you happier in the afterlife - a room full of solid gold banana statues or a tub full of chocolate?

And now for the directions. Click on the pattern itself to see it full size. Then, right click on your mouse and "Save As" to your hard drive. Using your image software, print out the pattern onto cardstock or paper if you prefer. Cut it out and then trace it on to your fabric. Now, this is how I make my monkey. I cut out the muzzle in a lighter fabric and set it aside. I cut out the tail, sew it and set it aside. Next, I trace my monkey onto my fabric. I either cut enough fabric so I can fold it and have it doubled or cut a piece of the same size and put it behind the first piece of fabric where I trace my body pattern. Then, I sew around the monkey, following along the lines of the pattern leaving about a 3-inch opening at the top of the head to stuff him. Then, I cut him out as close to the seam as possible and turn him. Using a fabric glue stick, I put glue on the back of my muzzle and position it on the face where I want it so when I go to do my hand stitching around it, I know it is firmly in place and isn't going to slip around on me. After I embroider my facial features, I stuff my monkey and sew up the head. Then I put on my monkey's eyes (either glass eyes or sew on buttons) and sew on his tail. For the final touch, I rip long pieces of white muslin fabric and wrap my monkey in it. I tack it along the way with thread. I use tea dye to get the "aged" effect along with some Prismacolor woodless pencils. If I get a chance to make another one, I will make a tutorial of the whole process.

Enjoy your little mummy monkeys and if you use this pattern, please remember to give me credit!


Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat Free Pattern From Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I just love adorable creatures.  If you do, too then you'll be pleased to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties  has an adorable cat pattern to share.  I hope you enjoy making "Half Past Midnight, A Witches Cat".


Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat Pattern

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Click on picture above to enlarge.

Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat:  All you need to do is to click on the pattern above and save it to your computer. After you click, the pattern will enlarge. Then, just right click and "Save Image As" to save it to your computer. Then follow the instructions below:

1)  Trace the pattern pieces onto felt or the fabric of your choice. I trace mine onto the felt and then sew around it before cutting it out. If you choose to cut your kitty out and then sew it, please add 1/8" seam allowance to your pattern.

2)  With all your pieces sewn, cut as close to the seam edge as possible. Felt does not fray and this will make it easier to turn. To turn your tail, push a drinking straw down inside your tail and then, using a wooden skewer, push the sewn end of the tail into the straw with the skewer. Like magic, it will start to turn! If you have trouble turning your arms and legs, use the same method to turn them.

3)  Sew on your face and star eye patch with some decorative stitching. To hold the pieces in place, I use a fabric stick glue that can be found at your local sewing store in the quilting section. It keeps everything in place while you work.

4)  Stuff your kitty starting with the arms and legs, then the body and finally fill your head as tightly as you can. Sew up your kitty using a ladder stitch, as shown below.




5)  Embroider your kitty's face, add one winking eye and one regular eye (I used a vintage 9mm shoebutton for my regular eye) and a collar with a bell (I found these cute pumpkin jingle bells in the button section of my local sewing store). Now, here's a little bit about the kitty you just made:

Meet a magical little kitty named Half Past Midnight. The witch who owns him named him that because he's not exactly black - he's navy blue. The same color blue that the sky turns when it's lit by a pale blue moon which isn't that often you know. He's also got the most peculiar marking in the shape of a star over one eye. That's the eye he winks when he he wants to do magic. He also has an extra long tail that he swishes at the same time to increase his magical powers. Mystical, yep. Cute, you betcha.

Enjoy!


Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Not So Lovely Loverboy Free Crochet Pattern From Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

If you like to crochet and love little crocheted creatures then you'll be happy to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties  has a wonderful crochet pattern to share.  I hope you enjoy making "Not So Lovely Loverboy!"


Free Crochet Pattern For Not So Lovely Loverboy

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about Not So Lovely Loverboy: Well, this is how the little trog turned out. He's a tiny crocheted Anime Bear with a head full of stuffin' and a heart full of nuffin' but LOVE! So, how are you ready to make your own little "Not So Lovely Loverboy?" Here's how:

Materials
5.00mm Crochet Hook
Medium Weight Yarn

Head
To start Ch. 3. Join first and last stitch to form a loop.
Round 1. 12 DC inside of loop. Slip stitch last to first to make a circle and then Ch2.
Round 2 - 3. 2HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in second stitch. Repeat until row is complete. Slip stitch last to first to complete and then Ch2.
Row 4-5. 1 HDC in each stitch. Repeat until row is complete. Slip stitch last to first to complete and then Ch2.
Row 6. 1 HDC in first 4 stitches, decrease or skip 1 stitch. Repeat until row is complete. Slip stitch last to first to complete and tie off. Your head is now DONE!

Body
To start Ch. 3. Join first and last stitch to form a loop.
Round 1. 12 DC inside of loop. Slip stitch last to first to make a circle and then Ch2.
Round 2. 2HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in second stitch. Repeat until row is complete. Slip stitch last to first to complete and then Ch2.
Row 3-5. 1 HDC in each stitch. Repeat until row is complete. Slip stitch last to first to complete and then Ch2. At end of row 5, slip stitch last to first to complete and tie off. Your body is now DONE!

Arms and Legs
To start Ch 7.
Row 1. Starting in the 5th stitch, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row. Ch 2.
Row 2. 1 HDC in each stitch to end of row and tie off leaving a long tail of thread. Fold in half lengthwise and sew together with yarn. Make 3 more like this and then all your arms and legs are DONE!

Ears
To start Ch 7. 1 HDC in the 5th stitch, 1 DC in the 4th stitch, 1 DC, 1 TC, 1 DC in the 3rd stitch, 1 DC in the 2nd stitch, 1 HDC in the 1st stitch. Tie off. Make a second one just like this and then both ears are DONE!

To complete your little "creation" you'll need to first stuff his head and then his body. Sew his body to his head with crochet yarn. Sew on all four arms and legs with crochet yarn. Sew on his ears with crochet yarn. Make sure he looks extremely loveable by giving him a great personality with some eyes and an embroidered nose and mouth. Add a little button heart if you can find one. Don't send him out into the world empty handed. Give him a little bouquet of flowers for his sweetie or maybe a box of choccies.

Enjoy!

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties